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New Ontario Shooters Association (NOSA)

New Ontario Shooters Association (NOSA)
Upcoming Activities or Events

Here find details of the upcoming shooting activities and related events at NOSA, the family-friendly Thunder Bay rifle and pistol shooting club.

There will be more club shoots or activities announced here during the year as arrangements are finalized, so check this page periodically for updates.

NOSA Indoor Shooting at Arnone Range -- 20 Sep 2017 through 11 May 2018

The fall to spring indoor shooting schedule began at Arnone Range:
--- on Wednesday, 20 Sep 2017 for Junior Shooters;
--- on Friday, 22 Sep 2017 for Adult Shooters.

The extended fall to spring indoor shooting schedule will end:
--- on Wednesday, 02 May 2018 for Junior Shooters;
--- on Friday, 11 May 2018 for Adult Shooters.

Be sure to attend regularly and practice up for the traditional NOSA indoor shoots. And it is always good fun talking and joking with your fellow members on these evenings.

The club normally shoots indoors on these evenings until the end of April:
Wednesdays for Juniors from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Fridays for Adults from 6:00 p.m. to 8:50 p.m.

Note: the earlier start time for Adult shooters is intended to allow more persons a reasonable period for shooting. Those that arrive and start early should do their shooting in a timely manner and return upstairs for refreshments and socializing; they must respect the needs of fellow members arriving later and not try to shoot for extended periods or the entire evening.

NOSA Adult End of Season Indoor Shoot -- Friday, 20 April 2018

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This annual post Easter, End of Season, Shoot starts at 6:00 p.m., but you might want to be there a bit early to get organized.

Note: This Shoot is the last adult indoor competition before summer, but informal shooting for adults continues for the next three Fridays, with an adult extension up to 11 May inclusive.

This Adult Shoot includes events for:
CF Handguns Bullseye Target;
.22 RF Handguns -- Bullseye and Bingo Targets;
.22 RF Rifles -- Bullseye and Bingo Targets.

All events will be fired freehand (no support) and with targets at 20 metres.

One specified target (free) will be provided for each competition category entered. There are prizes for first through third place in each event. There will also be a mystery prize in each event. And having fun is the prize that everyone gets.

NOSA Juniors End of Season Indoor Shoot -- Wednesday, 25 April 2018

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This fun evening for Juniors is the last formal event before summer break, but Junior shooting has also been extended to include Wednesday, 02 May.

NOSA Safety Course -- Friday, 04 May 2018

New Adult Members who have not yet received a safety course from NOSA Safety Officer Warren W. can book a slot on this one-evening course by contacting Warren directly. His contact information is on the Club Contacts webpage [link at left], or you can likely speak to him on a Friday club night. Be sure to arrive at GMK promptly at 6 p.m. on the course evening.

Kakabeka Falls Gun Show -- Saturday, 25 August 2018

Gun Show Visitors

This annual one day event will be held by NOSA. A kitchen will be run by Legion staff. Initial details follow:

Location: Kakabeka Falls Legion on Highway 11/17 a couple of minutes East of that town, or 20 minutes West of Thunder Bay.

Show Hours for the Public: 09:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, 25 August.

More details will be announced here well in advance, and vendor application forms specific to this event will also then be posted here on this page.

Trappers Association Turkey Shoot at Nolalu Shooting Range -- Sunday, 09 Sep 2018

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This Northwestern Fur Trappers Association Shoot will be held on Sunday 09 September at the Nolalu Range from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There are always good prizes.

Trapper-John A. may be requesting some assistance from NOSA members.

Members of NOSA (Juniors as well as Adults) and the public are welcome to enter these paper target shooting events for rimfire and centerfire rifles.

Directions to the Nolalu Range are at the bottom of the Range Rules webpage (click Range Rules link in left column here).

Moose (or Deer) Sight-In Session at TB Fish & Game -- Sunday, 16 Sep 2018

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This service for the public will be jointly hosted by NOSA and TB Fish & Game on Sunday 16 September at the F & G Range from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

NOSA and F & G members will be available to assist individuals needing help with the actual sighting in process. If volunteers possess a spotting scope or rifle rest for use on the benches, please bring it/them along.

Members of the public who shoot will pay $5.00 for use of the range (this fee is used to cover the cost of insurance).

The F & G Range is at 260 Pento Road. Just follow Dawson Rd (Hwy 102), turn left onto Government Road. Pento Road is the next road on the left past the McIntyre Recreation Center. The range is at the very end of Pento Road.

For a map, see the F & G website at

NOSA Club Appreciation Shoot and BBQ at Nolalu Range -- Sunday, 30 Sep 2018

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This shoot for all NOSA club members, including Junior Shooters, will begin at 10:00 a.m with shooting events, and there will be a BBQ at lunch time. Food and beverages are provided free by NOSA.

This annual event is in appreciation of the volunteerism and support shown by all members, whether at special events or just in the day to day help provided to others.

Shooting events are free to participate and will include rimfire (RF) and centerfire (CF) handguns and rifles. Black Powder (BP) firearms may also participate in the centerfire events, but must follow any time limits.

Some events are reserved for Junior Shooters (and for these events, rifles will be provided by NOSA for those Juniors who do not have their own). Juniors are welcome to participate in any other event for which privately they have arranged access under proper supervision to use an appropriate firearm and ammunition (Parents please take note).

Planned Shooting Matches

Juniors 25M .22RF rifle bullseye target
Juniors 25M .22RF rifle bingo target

Adults 25M Centerfire handgun bullseye target
Adults 25M .22RF handgun bullseye target
Adults 25M .22RF handgun bingo target
Adults 25M .22RF rifle bingo target

Adults 100M .22RF rifle 5-shot group size from bench
Adults 100M Centerfire rifle 3-shot group size from bench

Since fall weather can be fickle, be sure to bring along some warm clothing and raingear.

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